Hervé Houdré
General Manager
InterContinental New York Barclay

Among Europe’s and America’s most respected hoteliers, Hervé Houdré began his tenure in October 2009 as General Manager of the InterContinental New York Barclay. Houdré previously held the position of General Manager at the Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. from 2004.  He is recognized for introducing refinements that impact profit and increase market share.  He was named 2006 Independent Hotelier of the World by HOTELS magazine readers.  Prior to joining the Willard Hotel, Hervé Houdré managed such properties as the Hôtel de Crillon and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris and held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Kempinski Hotels and Resorts.

A leader in Sustainable Hospitality, Houdré published Sustainable Hospitality© in 2006, a white paper utilized by Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research. He co-edited a book entitled Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices, published in 2011 by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.  Houdré’s efforts have been highlighted across a broad spectrum of media in the US and abroad.  His leadership achieved the 2009 Condé Nast Traveler World Saver Award, in 2009, he was named 2012 General Manager of the Year by the Greater New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Hervé Houdré currently is the Chairman of the Board of the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC). He serves on the Board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and on the Board and Executive Committee of NYC & Company.